The Curious Ahjumma: The Anatomy of Great OTPs

Telling a romance story is a bit complicated than one might seem to think. There’s a lot of elements to consider like the trope the writer would use, the setting, the narration style, and the most critical element is the main pairing itself. The other elements wouldn’t be useful if the main couple is in…

A Swift Shift: Looking at K-Dramas with a Taylor Swift Album Lens

Last month, Taylor Swift saved 2020's string of bad luck with a surprise release of her eighth studio album "folklore." It's so massive that she announced it without any teaser or anything hinting that she's currently (and apparently) working on her newest baby while we're all on quarantine. While many of us fans were well…

The Curious Ahjumma: Finding a Home in Cohabitation

As a celebration of our three years of blogging and sharing our love for K-dramas, we now introduce you to this new blog segment that we’ll call The Curious Ahjumma. This will be our commentary-like section about any topics involving K-dramas. Be it tropes, actors, writers, production team/themes. Anything and everything! As our first installment,…

3x the Charm: Best K-drama Trios

Three is never a crowd…especially in K-dramas. There’s something about watching three different characters be bonded by their similarities and tested by their differences. This magic number somehow work; bringing us with a dynamic and complex relationship we always enjoy to watch. As part of our 3rd anniversary specials, we bring you some of our…

K-Lookbook: Power Dressing

Gone are the days when Power Dressing is considered as just a fashion trend in which women wear suits to emulate men in the workforce. These days, Power Dressing means empowering oneself by wearing clothes that make us feel the most confident. Before Women’s Month ends, I collected some of the recent K-drama characters who…

Best of the Decade: Maknae’s Favorite K-dramas (2010-2019)

A few days ago, we finally entered a new decade and left the 2010s behind. It left us with memories we treasured and moments that mold us into who we are today. And I, a self-confessed fangirl, would always look back to these ten years as the years of my best fangirling days. Korean dramas…

Ahjummas’ Picks Year-end Special: Most Unforgettable Scenes of 2019

From tearjerker confrontations to romantic confessions, 2019 K-dramas have them all. To celebrate the end of the year, here are our picks of scenes that we’ll surely remember for a long time! Maknae’s Choice: Hotel del Luna – Ko Chungmyung and Manweol’s reunion https://facebook.com/Ahjummamshies/videos/730056097488291/ If you’ve read my series review for Hotel del Luna, you…

Ahjummas’ Picks Year-end Special: Best Actors and Actresses of 2019

K-dramaland is filled with outstanding talented actors and actresses. But every year, there would be clear standouts that deserve a shout out! Here are the best of the best actors and actresses for 2019! Maknae’s Choice: Top 3 Actors of 2019 Joo Ji-hoon as Lee Chang – Kingdom I’ve waited for Joo Ji-hoon’s small screen…

Ahjummas’ Picks Year-end Special: Favorite Soundtracks of 2019

Listening to K-drama soundtracks on repeat is and will always be part of a K-drama fan’s routine. These theme songs accompanied us in different kinds of scenes; whether it’s sweet or heartbreaking. That’s why they make us remember a specific K-drama moment whenever we press the play button. Here’s a list of K-drama theme songs…

K-Drama Reaction: Be Melodramatic | Episodes 13-14

Are we really nearing the end of this drama? I enjoy watching it so much it doesn't feel like it's going to end soon. I see myself so immersed in the lives of our main characters that the separation anxiety is slowly creeping in. I don't want this to end just yet. I want to…

K-Drama Reaction: Be Melodramatic | Episodes 11-12

What can I say??? I loved these two episodes so much!!!! Jin-joo and Beom-soo's relationship progression continues to surprise me. They have this unique bond that no one, even the audience, could penetrate. And I mean it in a good way! They built themselves a world wherein only the two of them belongs - a…

K-Drama Reaction: Be Melodramatic | Episodes 9-10

Eun-jung has finally faced her demons, and it seems like she is on the way to make peace with herself. For two years, she has been fighting this battle alone, unaware of the magnitude that it has slowly become. The unconsciously harbored her hurtful past, dormant and overlooked. But since she has a great support…